Like a Blues Jr but not a blues Jr???

houvin

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I'm looking to getting a 15 - 20 watt tube amp. One that will give me nice cleans with mild breakup. I don't like the Blues Jr. It seems too bright and lacking...uh...you know. My budget will be 500 and below. (I know that sound boring and uninteresting to most of you!

I really don't need or even want a bunch of knobs. The simpler the better. The only other criteria is that I definitely want a 12" speaker.

Oh, yeah...and I'm playing P90s, in case that helps.

I've considered the Velocette (Trace Elliot) 12R.

I'm using a borrowed Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and I really really love the tone. I'm must not sure I want to go that big...but I might.

Any help would be mucho appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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I like Fender Blues Deluxes; had one for a while and it was a lot of amp for the money. I liked it with dirt pedals, but I didn't really like the way it broke up when pushed. You may want to mod your Blues Junior; I think they sound very good stock, so maybe a slight mod and new speaker will do the trick. G12H30?
 

johnh

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I've played though a Traynor 20W amp which sounded pretty good to me. The AC15 is also pretty neat. The Tiny Terror is also a great sounding amp. Just three choices to think of.
 

jec

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+1 on the tiny terror. Incredible value... Also +1 on the TIM with any bargain clean amp.
 

The Smith

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Put a Cannabis Rex speaker in...and JJ tubes. Then do the Billm tonestack mod.



It will then be like a Blues Jr., but not a Blues Jr.
 

codyj84

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Im pretty sure Nick at Rocketfire Guitars is comin out with a new amp. Only 2 knobs. It's in your price range... I havent heard it live, but the sound clips sound pretty rockin. Im prolly gonna order one and check it out.

Just email him at [email protected] .....

I think its on his website too.....

Also, I have a Crate V30 (they dont make them anymore) that I love! You can find em on ebay for really cheap.
 




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